To provide effective leadership, the director should form a stable executive team by filling the department's chief deputy director, senior deputy director, and other deputy director positions.
In 2012 the department filled the Senior Deputy Director, Executive Assistant and, as a one-year assignment, the Director of Program Development and Strategic Initiatives. In January 2013, as the Department's reorganized structure neared finalization, the Director appointed two permanent Deputy Directors, one over the newly formulated Services Bureau 2 and the other over the newly formulated Specialized Response Bureau. The Chief Deputy Director, Fesia Davenport, was also identified and reported in early March 2013. With the Chief Deputy Director's appointment, the Director has completed the formation of the Executive Team.
The director has filled the senior deputy director, director of program development and strategic initiatives, and executive assistant positions. The director also indicated that he plans to fill the other positions after a planned reorganization occurs. (See 2013-406, p. 125)
†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.
*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.